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NextGen

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@faye

25 July 2014 - 09:07 PM

Sobelmans tonight.

Cya there

It's not Google Fiber but it's not bad

25 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

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Amazing what a little negotiating on the phone can do for your situation.

Best way to deal with condensation using Peltier cooling (TEC)?

20 July 2014 - 08:55 PM

I need to know for...science. Obviously, my existing loop would cool the "hot side" so that's of no concern, but the Vaseline and Hair Dryer combo doesn't seem very legit.

Fucking laws of thermodynamics.

@legend

First world problems so hard

17 July 2014 - 08:25 PM

So I got my RMA back from Sapphire, they sent me back a brand new factory sealed Tri-X card for my reference RMA. So, +1 to them can’t really fault them at all for taking care of me there. I was pretty excited to get back to gaming (It died on me right in the middle of my Witcher 2 re-playthrough) so after taking it apart to put the water block on, refilling the loop and leak testing I was ready to go!

I pressed the power button and…not a damn thing happened. I unplugged it quickly and verified all my connections were secure, everything was seated correctly..etc, you know, basic 101 troubleshooting stuff. I tried it again and once again, nothing happened.  I pulled out the new card I just received thinking something must be wrong with it and gave it a very close look over.

Everything checked out.

I pulled the power supply out, thinking maybe it shit itself and did the paper clip trick and it fired right up, no problem. At this point I’m pretty pissed, because I’m dealing with a dead ASUS MAXIMUS VI mobo. I called up the local B&M store (Milwaukee PC) the manager for the one near my place is a pretty chill dude. I buy some shit from there in a pinch but they’re usually pretty overpriced. Anyway, I call the manager up, he tells me to bring in my mobo so he can try it on his test bench and the thing is smoked. Completely dead.

I’m feeling pretty down, but then the dude offered to take it off my hands and he’d go through the RMA process for me, it and he’d give me an identical one they had in stock.  Pretty fucking neat-o. Anyway, I race home and re-install everything for like the 4th time and I go to fire it up and I hear the comforting gurgle of the pump.

Success!

Until I get the “can’t find boot drive” blah blah. Turns out, when my mobo decided to die, it took my SSD with it. So I call dude back up at MPC (they’re closed at this point) and he sets aside a nice 256GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD for me to come in and purchase a good half hour after their closed.  To boot, he sells it to me at the Amazon price.

I get home, install that bitch, install Windows and all the requisite drivers and shit and played the ploughing shit out of the Witcher 2 until 5am because of reasons. I love the convince and prices of Amazon and Newegg, but dude just made himself a customer.

Who else is a 1%'er?

14 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

Besides myself, and @Mr. Victor Twenty who else would be worthy of joining the 1% ...if anyone?